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Betty Miles Collection

Summary Information
Title: Betty Miles Papers
Dates: 1958-1995
Creator: Miles, Betty
Extent: 128 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-986
Abstract:
The collection contains written production materials for 19 titles, and includes typescripts, some corrected, carbon, or photocopied, correspondence, reviews, corrected galley proofs, front matter holographs, page proofs, notes, color illustrations, a dummy, promotional drafts, disks, floppy disks, clippings, layouts and layout notes, and miscellaneous material.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.

Copyright:

This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.


Arrangement

Around and Around-Love, 1975

Cooking Book, The, 1959

Day of Autumn, A, 1967

Day of Spring, A, 1970

Day of Summer, A, 1960

Day of Winter, A, 1961

Feast on Sullivan Street, 1963

Having a Friend, 1959

Hey! I'm Reading!, 1995

Horn Book, Aug, 1980

House for Everyone, A, 1958

I Would If I Could, 1982

Joe Finds a Way, 1967

Just Think!, 1971

Maudie and Me and the Dirty Book, 1980

Mr. Turtle's Mystery, 1961

Save the Earth: an action handbook for kids, 1991

Secret Life of the Underwear Champ, The, 1981

Sink or Swim, 1986

Speech, given at IRA session on censorship (actually reminiscences/memorial about Norma Klein), May 3, 1989

Trouble With Thirteen, The, 1979

What is the World, 1958


Biographical Sketch

Betty Miles was born in Chicago on May 16, 1928, but for her first six years was raised in Baghdad, Iraq, by her missionary parents. Following college she worked as an assistant teacher at a progressive elementary school. Trying to find suitable books to read to the children led her to begin writing her own books, which in turn led to her career as an author or children's books. She emphasizes that she writes about what interests her; many of her books deal with real-life issues, such as ecology and feminism. She has won several awards and honors for her writing.

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author, vols. 8, 78 Something About the Author Autobiographical Series vol. 9


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection includes typescripts, some corrected, carbon, or photocopied, correspondence, reviews, corrected galley prooifs, front matter, holographs, page proofs, notes, color illustrations, a dummy, promotional drafts, disks, floppy disks, clippings, layouts, layout notes, and miscellaneous material.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Miles, Betty
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Around and Around-Love 1975 
Note  New York: Knopf, 1975
Box MF1150
typescript, photocopy--film script (5 p.)  Box MF1150
 
typescript, corrected photocopy--setting copy (3 p.)  Box MF1150
 
correspondence with adults (2 p.)  Box MF1150
 
reviews, photocopy (26 p.)  Box MF1150
 
Cooking Book, The 1959 
Note  New York: Knopf, 1959
Box MF1150
typescript, corrected (7 p.)  Box MF1150
 
typescript, carbon (16 p.)  Box MF1150
 
correspondence with ditor (10 p.)  Box MF1150
 
reviews (7 p.)  Box MF1150
 
Day of Autumn, A 1967 
Note  New York: Knopf, 1967
Box MF1150
typescript, corrected (5 p.)  Box MF1150
 
typescript, corrected (5 p.)  Box MF1150
 
typescript, corrected carbon (3 p.)  Box MF1150
 
typescript, corrected (6 p.)  Box MF1150
 
typescript, corrected carbon (5 p.)  Box MF1150
 
typescript, corrected carbon (5 p.)  Box MF1150
 
typescript, corrected (5 p.)  Box MF1150
 
galley proof, corrected (4 p.)  Box MF1150
 
author's dummy (32 p.)  Box MF1150
 
correspondence with editor (12 p.)  Box MF1150
 
reviews (4 p.)  Box MF1150
 
jackete (1 p.)  Box MF1150
 
miscellaneous (1 p.)  Box MF1150
 
Day of Spring, A 1970 
Note  New York: Knopf, 1970
Box MF1150
holograph (2 p.)  Box MF1150
 
typescript, and holograph (19 p.)  Box MF1150
 
typescript (3 p.)  Box MF1150
 
typescript, corrected (4 p.)  Box MF1150
 
typescript, corrected (5 p.)  Box MF1150
 
typescript, corrected (5 p.)  Box MF1150
 
typescript,corrected (19 p.)  Box MF1150
 
typescript, carbon (5 p.)  Box MF1150
 
typescript, corrected carbon (3 p.)  Box MF1150
 
typescript, corrected carbon with 4 pp. notes (5 p.)  Box MF1150
 
typescript, partial photocopy, corrected (6 p.)  Box MF1150
 
correspondence with editor (22 p.)  Box MF1150
 
photostat of illustration with carbon typescript taped on (1 p.)  Box MF1150
 
page proof (2 p.)  Box MF1150
 
miscellaneous (1 p.)  Box MF1150
 
Day of Summer, A 1960 
Note  New York: Knopf, 1960
Box MF1150
typescript, corrected (4 p.)  Box MF1150
 
typescript, corrected (5 p.)  Box MF1150
 
typescript, corrected carbon (3 p.)  Box MF1150
 
correspondence with editor (15 p.)  Box MF1150
 
page proof (1 p.)  Box MF1150
 
reviews (5 p.)  Box MF1150
 
Day of Winter, A 1961 
Note  New York: Knopf, 1961
Box MF1148
holograph, corrected (4 p.)  Box MF1148
 
typescript, corrected (3 p.)  Box MF1148
 
typescript, corrected carbon--final (3 p.)  Box MF1148
 
typescript (3 p.)  Box MF1148
 
typescript, carbon--ready for printer (3 p.)  Box MF1148
 
correspondence with editor (7 p.)  Box MF1148
 
correspondence with illustrator (4 p.)  Box MF1148
 
correspondence with children (2 p.)  Box MF1148
 
reviews and miscellaneous (8 p.)  Box MF1148
 
Feast on Sullivan Street 1963 
Note  New York: Knopf, 1963
Box MF1149
typescript, corrected (8 p.)  Box MF1149
 
typescript, corrected (9 p.)  Box MF1149
 
typescript, corrected (8 p.)  Box MF1149
 
typescript, corrected (3 p.)  Box MF1149
 
typescript, carbon (9 p.)  Box MF1149
 
typescript, corrected (9 p.)  Box MF1149
 
typescript, carbon--final (10 p.)  Box MF1149
 
correspondence with editor (34 p.)  Box MF1149
 
corresponence with child (1 p.)  Box MF1149
 
Having a Friend 1959 
Note  New York: Knopf, 1959
Box MF1150
typescript, corrected (4 p.)  Box MF1150
 
typescript (4 p.)  Box MF1150
 
typescript, corrected carbon with 2pp. front matter (3 p.)  Box MF1150
 
correspondence with editor (5 p.)  Box MF1150
 
correspondence with children (3 p.)  Box MF1150
 
reviews (3 p.)  Box MF1150
 
Hey! I'm Reading! 1995 
Note  New York: Knopf, 1995
Box MF2259, 2261
typescript (276 p.)  Box MF2259, 2261
 
typescript, corrected (266 p.)  Box MF2259, 2261
 
typescript, photocopy (46 p.)  Box MF2259, 2261
 
typescript, corrected, partial photocopy (37 p.)  Box MF2259, 2261
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (266 p.)  Box MF2259, 2261
 
dummy (545 p.)  Box MF2259, 2261
 
color illustrations (63 p.)  Box MF2259, 2261
 
photocopy of illustrations (63 p.)  Box MF2259, 2261
 
correspondence (51 p.)  Box MF2259, 2261
 
notes (83 p.)  Box MF2259, 2261
 
promotional drafts (10 p.)  Box MF2259, 2261
 
disk (1 p.)  Box MF2259, 2261
 
Horn Book Aug, 1980 
Note  : , Aug, 1980
Box MF1520
typescript and holograph, corrected (7 p.)  Box MF1520
 
typescript, corrected (6 p.)  Box MF1520
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (6 p.)  Box MF1520
 
photocopy (2 p.)  Box MF1520
 
correspondence (11 p.)  Box MF1520
 
House for Everyone, A 1958 
Note  New York: Knopf, 1958
Box MF1150
typescript (2 p.)  Box MF1150
 
typescript, carbon, with 3pp. front matter (3 p.)  Box MF1150
 
correspondence with editor (2 p.)  Box MF1150
 
correspondence with child (1 p.)  Box MF1150
 
reviews (7 p.)  Box MF1150
 
I Would If I Could 1982 
Note  New York: Knopf, 1982
Box MF1148, 1149
typescript, corrected--original draft (138 p.)  Box MF1148, 1149
 
typescript, corrected (115 p.)  Box MF1148, 1149
 
typescript, corrected photocopy--last revision before final typing (152 p.)  Box MF1148, 1149
 
typescript, corrected with 7pp. front matter and 2 pp. notes (115 p.)  Box MF1148, 1149
 
galley, corrected photocopy (5 p.)  Box MF1148, 1149
 
reviews (2 p.)  Box MF1148, 1149
 
typescript, with 7 pp. notes (7 p.)  Box MF1148, 1149
 
correspondence with editor (4 p.)  Box MF1148, 1149
 
Joe Finds a Way 1967 
Note  New York: L.W.Singer Co. SUB Random House, 1967
Box MF1148
typescript, corrected (11 p.)  Box MF1148
 
typescript, carbon (12 p.)  Box MF1148
 
correspondence with editor (5 p.)  Box MF1148
 
Just Think! 1971 
Note  New York: Knopf, 1971
Box MF1150
author's dummy, holograph, typerscript (41 p.)  Box MF1150
 
review (1 p.)  Box MF1150
 
Maudie and Me and the Dirty Book 1980 
Note  New York: Knopf, 1980
Box MF1148
typescript, corrected (142 p.)  Box MF1148
 
typescript, corrected--false starts (43 p.)  Box MF1148
 
typescript, corrected with 9pp. front matter--setting copy (138 p.)  Box MF1148
 
typescript, corrected--pp. deleted and changed from copy-edited version (48 p.)  Box MF1148
 
galley proof, corrected (72 p.)  Box MF1148
 
layout (5 p.)  Box MF1148
 
Mr. Turtle's Mystery 1961 
Note  New York: Knopf, 1961
Box MF1150
typescript, corrected (7 p.)  Box MF1150
 
typescript, corrected (7 p.)  Box MF1150
 
typescript, corrected (6 p.)  Box MF1150
 
typescript, carbon (7 p.)  Box MF1150
 
typescript, corrected (2 p.)  Box MF1150
 
typescript (6 p.)  Box MF1150
 
typescript with 2pp. notes by Joan Blos (2 p.)  Box MF1150
 
typescript, corrected (5 p.)  Box MF1150
 
typescript, carbon with 1 p. insert (5 p.)  Box MF1150
 
typescript, corrected (6 p.)  Box MF1150
 
typescript, carbon--final (5 p.)  Box MF1150
 
typescript, corrected--setting copy, with 3pp. front matter (5 p.)  Box MF1150
 
correspondence with editor (14 p.)  Box MF1150
 
correspondence with child (1 p.)  Box MF1150
 
revierws (11 p.)  Box MF1150
 
miscellaneous (4 p.)  Box MF1150
 
Save the Earth: an action handbook for kids 1991 
Note  New York: Knopf, 1991
Box MF1719
typescript, corrected (201 p.)  Box MF1719
Box MF1719, 1818
typescript, corrected photocopy (486 p.)  Box MF1719, 1818
 
galley proof, corrected photocopy (95 p.)  Box MF1719, 1818
 
page proof, corrected photocopy (59 p.)  Box MF1719, 1818
 
correspondence (58 p.)  Box MF1719, 1818
 
notes (179 p.)  Box MF1719, 1818
 
layout notes (2 p.)  Box MF1719, 1818
 
clippings (77 p.)  Box MF1719, 1818
 
photocopy of illustrations (14 p.)  Box MF1719, 1818
 
disk (1 p.)  Box MF1719, 1818
 
Secret Life of the Underwear Champ, The 1981 
Note  New York: Knopf, 1981
Box MF1149
typescript, corrected--setting copy with revisions (71 p.)  Box MF1149
 
Sink or Swim 1986 
Note  New York: Knopf, 1986
Box MF1272a, 1272b 1272c, 1525
floppy disks (4 p.)  Box MF1272a, 1272b 1272c, 1525
 
typescript, corrected (710 p.)  Box MF1272a, 1272b 1272c, 1525
 
typescript, corrected (100 p.)  Box MF1272a, 1272b 1272c, 1525
 
typescript, corrected (13 p.)  Box MF1272a, 1272b 1272c, 1525
 
typescript, photocopy (18 p.)  Box MF1272a, 1272b 1272c, 1525
 
typescript, photocopy (69 p.)  Box MF1272a, 1272b 1272c, 1525
Box MF1272a,1272b 1272c, 1525
typescript, corrected photocopy (39 p.)  Box MF1272a,1272b 1272c, 1525
Box MF1272a, 1272b 1272c, 1525
galley proof, corrected (242 p.)  Box MF1272a, 1272b 1272c, 1525
 
galley proof, corrected (116 p.)  Box MF1272a, 1272b 1272c, 1525
Box MF1272a, 1727b 1272c, 1525
galley proof, corrected (114 p.)  Box MF1272a, 1727b 1272c, 1525
Box MF1272a, 1272b 1272c, 1525
jacket proof (2 p.)  Box MF1272a, 1272b 1272c, 1525
 
correspondence (3 p.)  Box MF1272a, 1272b 1272c, 1525
 
clippings (29 p.)  Box MF1272a, 1272b 1272c, 1525
 
Speech, given at IRA session on censorship (actually reminiscences/memorial about Norma Klein) May 3, 1989 
Note  New Orleans : , May 3, 1989
Box MF1272
typescript, photocopy (14 p.)  Box MF1272
 
Trouble With Thirteen, The 1979 
Note  New York: Knopf, 1979
Box MF1150, 1151
typescript, partial photocopy, corrected (162 p.)  Box MF1150, 1151
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (179 p.)  Box MF1150, 1151
 
What is the World 1958 
Note  New York: Knopf, 1958
Box MF1150
holograph, corrected (3 p.)  Box MF1150
 
typescript (4 p.)  Box MF1150
 
typescript, corrected (3 p.)  Box MF1150
 
typescript, corrected (4 p.)  Box MF1150
 
typescript, corrected (3 p.)  Box MF1150
 
correspondence with editor (17 p.)  Box MF1150
 
correspondence with illustrator (3 p.)  Box MF1150
 
revierws (11 p.)  Box MF1150
 
miscellaneous (2 p.)  Box MF1150